The Best R-Rated Short Movies

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List of R-Rated short films, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated short films and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Short movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated short films includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated Short movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-Rated Short films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Short Film film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

Examples of movies on this list include 12 Monkeys and District 9.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated short films?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated short films?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new short films that are rated R. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great short films rated R, so get out there and start watching.

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  • District 9
    Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Neill Blomkamp
  • 12 Monkeys
    Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Terry Gilliam
  • Hide and Seek
    Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: John Polson
  • Road to Nowhere
    Shannyn Sossamon, Tygh Runyan, Dominique Swain
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Monte Hellman
  • Air Force One
    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
  • The Wrestler
    Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
  • Cake
    Heather Graham, Sandra Oh, Sarah Chalke
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Nisha Ganatra, Jennifer Arzt
  • Tales of the Black Freighter
    Gerard Butler, Jared Harris, Cam Clarke
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Daniel DelPurgatorio, Mike Smith
  • Across the Hall
    Brittany Murphy, Mike Vogel, Danny Pino
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Alex Merkin
  • Nick of Time
    Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Charles S. Dutton
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: John Badham
  • Aria
    John Hurt, Theresa Russell, Buck Henry
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman
  • Knock Off
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rob Schneider, Lela Rochon
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Hark Tsui
  • Out of the Ashes
    Beau Bridges, Zoie Palmer, Christine Lahti
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Joseph Sargent
  • Camouflage
    Leslie Nielsen, Vanessa Angel, Patrick Warburton
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: James Keach
  • Fucked Up: The Complete Story
    Matthew Dieu Allen, Randy A.
    • State Property 2
      Beanie Sigel, Damon Dash, Michael Bentt
      • Released: 2005
      • Directed by: Damon Dash
    • A Day in the Life
      Nadine Velazquez, Ray J, Michael Rapaport
      • Released: 2009
      • Directed by: Kirk Jones
    • The Arrangement
      Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr
      • Released: 1967
      • Directed by: Elia Kazan
    • Full Count
      Austin Nichols, Augustin Kennady, Kevin Allesee
      • Released: 2006
      • Directed by: Augustin Kennady, Andre Martinez
    • Spider
      Joel Edgerton, David Michôd, Nash Edgerton
      • Released: 2007
      • Directed by: Nash Edgerton
    • Broken Wings
      Maya Maron, Vladimir Friedman, Daniel Magon
      • Released: 2002
      • Directed by: Nir Bergman
    • The Savages
      Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco
      • Released: 2007
      • Directed by: Tamara Jenkins
    • Protagonist
      Marina Sirtis, Chris Diamantopoulos, Mark Salzman
      • Released: 2007
      • Directed by: Jessica Yu
    • Capone
      Ben Gazzara, Susan Blakely, Harry Guardino
      • Released: 1975
      • Directed by: Steve Carver